Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $13.50 (10/13/2019)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 $1 MS obverse 1844 $1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Seated Dollar production sank to a mere 20,000 coins in 1844, likely the result of limited bullion deposits. All known representatives of this issue display the following diagnostics: quad stripes in the obverse shield from die doubling, the top of an errant 8 in the drapery folds above the first 4 in the date, and numerous striations in the reverse field between the eagle's wings and body. As the original mintage might suggest, the 1844 is a scarce date in circulated grades that becomes unquestionably rare in Mint State.

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Last Updated: 9/13/2019

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1844 $1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 370 400 450 755 975 1500 2000 2200 3900 4200 5250 6325 12000 42500 95000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 171
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1844 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--111312211716264239621------170
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Total--111312211716264239621------170
 --1 %1 %8 %7 %12 %10 %9 %15 %25 %2 %5 %4 %1 %1 %------ 
1844 $1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1------------1
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Total---------1------------1
 ---------100 %------------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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12/8/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 8830 $575.00
5/21/2012 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3280, 3280/Lot# 1763 $875.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 1416 $6,900.00
4/7/2013 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 92443 $379.50
9/25/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(8), 1189/Lot# 8612 $558.13
3/31/2015 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33241 $540.50
10/29/2015 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1225/Lot# 7641 $763.75
11/6/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 22304 $3,172.50
3/6/2019 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131911/Lot# 23978 $456.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 $1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base747774865949111016091707217925552781363939524172455262098644119701254213134137461476718298
756804893100312761642186423042630306737434025429951047021975312161127391333814086159440
00000018642304263030673743402542995104702197531216112739133381408600
000000202224302706335338484099442556577832108611235112937135421442700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4172
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
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